March 21, 2015: NJTEA Preparation

On Tuesday, March 24th at 4:30 pm, the EcoLancers will be holding a seminar for all New Jersey Technology Education teachers to give more information and spread the word about the Shell Eco-Marathon and the EcoLancers. As the EcoLancers are the only high school team from New Jersey, and 1 of 2 total teams, that […]


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March 20, 2015: Fuel Injection Tuning

The team is hard at work tuning the car on the Computrainer, courtesy of Racermate. The team has doubled its efficiency, using 0.4 mL per burn, as opposed to 0.8 only a few weeks ago. With the competition coming up in less than 3 weeks, the team is confident it will achieve its goal of […]


March 18, 2015: Phase 3 Registration

The team’s Phase 3 registration has been approved for the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon! This phase of the registration requires all teams to provide logistics information and team member/driver info for the competition. The team is putting together applications for some of the Off-Track Awards as it simultaneously works to finish the vehicle as the competition […]

Logistics

Test running the vehicle

March 10, 2015: Testing

It has finally warmed up in New Jersey and the team has begun testing outside. We did testing on the turning radius, coasting time as well as engine acceleration and fuel consumption. It seems from our initial testing that our vehicle is much improved from last year, although some minor adjustments need to be made. […]


March 8, 2015: Windshield Formed!

We have successfully formed our windshield and it came out both strong and aesthetically-pleasing. It is more flexible than our previous windshield allowing for easier attachment to the rest of the body, while still maintaining its structural rigidity. We are big proponents of PTEG plastic now!

Testing out the windshield